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. for more on ways to pay, go to abcnews.com and click on "see it on tv." >> president obama's popularity among those in california is climbing above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. a poll released shows 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance and that is up from 58 percent in september. the poll found california people are more optimistic of the direction in which the country is headed. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journal list to interview president obama today at the white house. his report live from washington, dc, start airing tonight on our newscast going at 5:00 p.m. here on abc7 news. dan is also tweeting from washington. before dan got down to business this morning he spent time with the first dog, tweeting this picture of him and bo on the south lawn of the white house. dan got to meet bo? >> can't wait to see the report. still ahead, new developments on the grounding of the boeing dreamliner airplane with a fix being presented to solve a potentially dangerous battery issue. and the latest on what rescue crews fo
. >> reporter: experts say this timing is not coincidental. the test comes before president barack obama's state of the union address and just ahead of the birthday of former north korean leader kim jong-il. cate caugiran, kpix 5. >>> the news out of north korea is expected to increase the significance of national security in president obama's state of the union address. but domestic issues will likely remain the focus of this evening's speech. the president is expected to call for more money for clean energy and manufacturing jobs. >> the core emphasis that he always placed in these big speeches remains the same and will remain the same, which is the need to make the economy work for the middle class, the engine that drives this country forward. >> the official republican response will come from u.s. senator marco rubio of florida. he is expected to emphasize the need for smaller government and less regulation. and some high-profile guests will be on hand for the state of the union address. they include tim cook, ceo of cupertino-based apple, invited b
. >> new this morning, president obama's popularity among california is above 60 percent for the first time since 2009. the numbers are from a poll showing 62 percent of registered voters approve of president obama's job performance up from 58 percent in september and a remainder, abc7 news anchor dan ashley is in washington, dc, preparing right now for the exclusive interview with president obama and will be the only bay area journalist to interview the president today at the white house with reports from washington, continuing tonight from abc7 news. you can follow him on twitter. >> the san mateo sheriff is trying to figure out whose remains were found if a remote area of the county. hikers made the discovery at the preserve on monday. the human bones were found two miles west of skyline boulevard, 100' off a trail. some articles of clothing found suggest the person was male. details on a body owned in a water tank on the roof of a los angeles hotel. a hotel maintenance worker found the body yesterday morning while looking into complaints of poor water pressure. los angeles police now sa
for starting those wildfires. the state's ""civil cost recovery program"" is we are calling on president obama to take swift action to curb our carbon emissions. >> this is nearly $12 billion. phillipe djegal, kron 4 news. >> california officials are pushing hard for money to recover the cost of fighting wildfires. considered such a financial success that governor jerry brown is asking lawmakers to expand the unit's staff of lawyers, fire accountants, and investigators from 14 to 24. california department of forestry and fire protection officials say the unit goes after people who spark wildfires, costing millions of dollars to put out. however some state officials believe the state should put limits on it's attempts to recover money. we are waking up with warmer conditions. >> good morning. it will be overcast. partial clearing but mainly cloudy skies. quite a contrast from this weekend and even last weekend. temperatures hit the 70's. it is deftly not going to feel like-and definitely-going to feel like february, it will feel more like right of the heart of winter with these 40's and 30's. b
to the streets of iran. and hearing from the young people, what would they say to president obama. >>> and the footloose first lady. why michelle obama is going viral tonight. >>> and good evening. i'm dan harris. we'll get to david muir in iran in just a moment. >>> but we're going to start with the breaking news out of florida. a treacherous finale to a race at the daytona international speedway today. look at the video. cars colliding, getting tossed around like toys. pieces of them flying over a fence, injuring at least a dozen people, many of them fans. abc's linzie janis is on the story. >> reporter: one driver sparked a dramatic crash on the daytona track. >> and contact!
to connect to social sites. >> michelle obama and a mid-life crisis and what she is saying how she is handling it. but, first, a texas couple wanted to give their young son a brother or sister but they got four. four. whatall right that's a fifth-flr problem... ok. not in my house! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! no no no! not today! ha ha ha! ha ha ha! jimmy how happy are folks who save hundreds of dollars switching to geico? happier than dikembe mutumbo blocking a shot. get happy. get geico. fifteen minutes could save you fifteen percent or more. >> santa clara, san francisco, east bay, and all the bay area, this is abc7 news. >> live doppler 7 hd, are you ready for the wet weather? it has been a while since we had to deal with it. it is here in the storm of "scout" showers. the more organized wet weather is getting itself established to our north as we talked about. by 7:00, that will move into the north bay. ahead of that, it is mild in the mid-to-upper 40's and 51 right now in oak. we will have light showers through 7:00 and the heaviest showers from 7:00 to 1:00 o'clock and scattered sho
jackie spear of san mateo echoed president obama's state of the union call for a vote in congress. she feels confident a vote. at least on background checks. could pass. we are going to have to rise up organically in communities across this country, telling the congress of the united states that we demand a vote. >> i'm very optimistic that we are going to have a vote on the gun issues. i think there is growing recognition in the republican party, people on both sides of the aisle, their constituents, ninety per cent of the constituents that live in their communities want to have a universal background check. >> congresswoman spear cited the success of recent gun buyback programs as evidence of the increasing public demand that something be done about gun violence. and on the other side of the issue. a motorcycle shop in florida is hoping the lure of a free handgun is enough to get customers to buy a new chopper. but as ashley jeffery shows us, it isn't just sales that are driving this promotion. >> harley davidson, cowboy sasaki:softie. >> power sports. >> now, when you get this you g
to fierce opposition from groups and republicans. >> the obama administration is consideringing landmark administration. >> they have obtained a draft proposal from the white house. and allowed illegal immigrants to become legal permanent resident consist within eight years. there are 11 million illegal immigrants and they could apply for a visa. >> it would require that they verify the status of new hire. >> new information about the murder investigation into the roth let's. they ddoscar pistorius. they found a bloody request bat until his home. he used the bat to break down the door of the bathroom where his girlfriend's was hiding or she used it in self-defense. >> pistorius and his family deny the murder charge. his friend said he called him at 4:00 telling him there had been a terrible accident. the story then said. god take me away. >> it is so important and made an impact in a positive way or negative way and just maintaining it. and just always. >> the outrage over last night's showing of the reality show featuring pistorius' girlfriend. and she record add farewell message which
, steevkamp was cremated. >>> new this morning, president obama will be holding a white house event. in fact, just 45 minutes from right now, -- from right now to pressure congress about the spending cuts to kick in march 1st. the president will be urging congress to avoid the budget cuts known as the sequester for the debt reduction plan that would include spending cuts and higher tax revenues by closing loopholes. however, republicans are insisting on a plan with spending cuts only? back here at home, first it was palo alto police doing an online outreach. this morning, city firefighters are holding their own virtual ride along. janine de la vega is live with more on this high-tech event. >> reporter: we're here at fire station 1. this is the bussest fire station in -- busiest fire station in palo alto. one of the engines and ambulances will be taking us on a virtual ride along. if you follow palo alto on twitter, right now, they have 400 followers but they are hoping to gain more. to tell us more about why they want to do this, we're joined by the deputy fire chief here. why are you doing
to go pack to work, the new job that is coming with plenty of pay. a briefing from president obama is expected today plus your chance to hear him talk about issues important to the bay area . >> the first lady reveals what she is doing to deal with a life >> good tuesday morning, 5:52. we are on the storm watch. a look at at&t park you can see the sprinkles have begun with light puddling. mike will tell us when the heavy rain will move in the bay area. >> president obama is holding a white house event this morning to call on congress to avert automatic budget cuts taking in effect in 10 days. the $85 billion in across-the-board cuts takes place march 1 with possible furlough by april and state and local government could lose funding and the president is pushing for a blend of spending cuts and new taxes and republicans argue new taxes should not be included. >> this morning, abc7 news anchor will travel to washington, dc, for an interview with president obama and will talk with the president at the white house tomorrow. the live reports from washington, dc, begin this evening, at 5
into the same-sex marriage debate. late yesterday oat obama administration filed a legal brief with the u.s. supreme court urges justices to strike down the federal defense of marriage act which defines marriage as only between a man and a woman. the move is not a surprise but when abc7 news anchor dan ashley asked president obama about this issue wednesday during his exclusive one-on-one interview with him at the white house, the president was noncommittal, saying that he needed to confer with the solicitor general about the proper legal strategy they should take. the supreme court is set to take up the same-sex marriage issue in late march. >>> members of the a high school band from crockett are looking for help to find the burglars who ripped off the band room this week. several thousand of musical instruments and electronics were stolen sometime between 6:00 p.m. tuesday and 6:00 a.m. wednesday. the school is asking people to be on the lookout for musical items on sale on the internet. >>> two dozen young athletes from a high school returned from the trip of a lifetime. they went to c
will unveil 15 proposals for curbing the violence that resemble president obama is planned and will include a call for banning assault weapons. the democrats recommendations of will include a but barring high- capacity magazines carry more than 10 rounds of ammunition, requiring background checks for all gun sales and prohibiting gun trafficking, of which obama proposed last month. the democrats' proposals are unlikely to go anywhere quickly in the republican controlled house. >> when people tell me that you cannot prevent these kind of occurrences, that does not mean we cannot do something to god forbid if it happens again diminished the carnage. it matters! it matters! >> new images have been replaced on the iran state td allegedly signed pictures taken from the u. s and droned captured in 2011. the video shows an aerial view of the airport at the city's said to beat can't hire afghanistan. it also shows images at a base in eastern iran. iran has long claimed it managed to take control of the drought and is capable of launching its own production line for the unmanned aircraft. u.s. vesse
ahead of president barack obamas visit. more than a dozen tourist died at their hot air balloon crashed in egypt today. >> authorities said the loan crash into a field about 320 mi. south of cairo. the casualties included french, british and other nationals. it is one of the worst crashes involving tours in the country already struggling with the decline tourism industry following the uprising that ousted former leader hosni mubarak. >> we have clear skies in san francisco as you can see from our roof camera on van ness ave. i'm ovm er the hill. my body doesn't work the way it used to. pastpa my prime? i'm a victim of a slowing metabolism? i doi n't think so. new grw eat grains protein blend. proteiotn from natural ingredients like skeeeds and nuts. it hitelps support a healthy metabolism. new greagrt grains protein blend. >> welcome back to the kron 4 morning news. the time is 715. we are tracking hot spots on the nimitz freeway 880 southbound the ride is starting to back up. the drive time is 43 minutes. the slow traffic reaches back to highway 92. the riding to the san mateo bridge a
even 70's by friday. >> former vice president dick cheney has some harsh criticisms of president obama. cheney says he thinks the president's choices for key cabinet posts are quote, "second rate". as a result, he thinks national security is at risk. cheney is a wyoming native. he made these remarks last night to members of the president obama nominated chuck hagel as defense secretary. cheney says hagel was picked so a republican could take the blame for any future cuts to defense spending. in afghanistan. marine general joseph dunford i the new man in charge of international forces in afghanistan. he replaces general john allen. who is nominated to lead nato forces in europe. allen was also exonerated in a pentagon investigation of questionable email exchanges with a florida woman. she was linked to the sex scandal that led to the resignation of c-i-a director david petraeus. dunford says the move is not about a change of command, its about continuity. >> a big day for boeing. the company is analyzing results of flight tests on it's 7-8- 7 planes. the test saturday was the first sinc
obama made the first overtures to republicans on immigration reform with phone calls to three key senators. the president called john mccain, graham and rubio, after rubio called a leaked white house immigration plan half baked and seriously flawed. rubio took the president's call while in jerusalem and says he told the president he feels good about the ongoing senate negotiations. abc7 news anchor dan ashley is the only bay area journalist to interview the president at the white house and that will air tonight at abc7 and he will tweet from washington, dc, as well. >> we could learn if the blade runner, oscar pistorius, is granted bail as he awaits trial in the death of his model girlfriend. it is reported that the prosecution and defense have been argued over where oscar pistorius stood when the shots were fired. the prosecution believes he was standing inside the bathroom. the defense saying he was the hallway. also, south africa police say they found two boxes of testosterone and needles in oscar pistorius' bedroom. the lawyer says it was an herbal remedy. katie marzullo is fo
for difficult dry. i am try to deter you. --a difficult drive the. >> president obamas pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect unless and two weeks. >> the president will make his appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by a merger to responders, a group of workers that white house says could be affected and state and local governments lose federal money as a result of the cuts. >> the 85 million--the 85 billion in across-the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. >> the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeted spending cuts and tax revenue. >> we're learning of a possible motive and the newtown, conn. massacre. >> cbs news, citing sources close to the case, is reporting that adam lanzsa, the gunman who killed 20 children and six adults at sandy hook elementary on december 14th, was obsessed with another mass murder. >> the reporter says,lanza was fascinated with anders breivik, the metal killed 77 people in norway in 2011. reports indicate lanza wanted to top that death toll. the sources in the re
much what's on your resume'. >> and how the obama administration might get involved in the supreme court's decision over prop 8. area police agencies are on a hiring spree. >>> for the first time in years, bay area police agencies are on a hiring spree. more than a dozen local departments are hanging out the help wanted sign. they are looking to hire nearly 500 new officers between them. but the "contra costa times" reports that's just half the number of those agencies that have lost over the past five years to retirement, layoffs and other departures. >>> not a cop and you're looking for a job? all this week we're look into who is hiring right now. kpix 5 consumerwatch reporter julie watts says that one bay area solar company has hundreds of openings and you don't need a college degree. >> reporter: with a drill in his hand and the sun on his back norman was loving his new job. >> i'm learning, a lot of great people teaching me the ropes. >> reporter: the 21-year-old is one of nearly 6 people hired every day by the solarcity. since its start in
china is denying these accusations and meanwhile president barack obama wants you to work with the private companies and share attacks. u.s. should not go on the offensive with china. >> it should be better defense for organizations and also diplomatic pressure washington can bring to beijing on this matter. >> reporter: they did layout more on these computer hacking crimes and we will have more on this when i see you next, kyla campbell, ktvu channel 2 morning news. >> a new report claims that the shooter in the newtown connecticut massacre tried to top it in norway and law enforcement officers say the gunman saw him competing with the norway shooter who killed 77 people and they called that report speculation which the newtown connecticut shooter only killed 26 people and a final report is expected back this summer. >>> they are trying to reduce gun violence in the area and gun owners can get up to $300 in cash for each weapon turned in. the amount of money will depend on the type of firearm and personal information will not be recorded. the buy back will take place betw
to consider the issue. a vote on the matter has now been pushed to may, at the earliest. president obama is in favor of letting a scout joined the organization. >> he has suggested that the organization needs to do that. >> just in to the kron 4 news from more than 200 people are without power in oakland this morning after a truck collided with a power pole. >> it happened just after 7:00 this morning at thirdhand peralta streets. power lines down in the area and the surrounding roads are closed. no word on any injuries. >> so far no estimated time of restoration. >> the people pay their bills on line. is free. >> that was the postmaster general speaking live an hour ago announcing that saturday mail delivery will soon be a thing of the past. >> the postal service says it will stop delivering mail to homes and businesses on saturday, uphold the mail will still be delivered to post office boxes. the change is due to take effective august. >> for post offices that an open on saturdays will remain open. and that this will still be delivered on saturdays. the move is an at saving about $2 bi
from kansas city, missouri. thank you. >>> president obama warning of severe economic consequences if automatic federal government spending cut the take effect next week -- cuts take effect next week. as kyla campbell reports, next friday we could see the economy take a downturn. >> reporter: dave, congress is on break until monday. when they return to capitol hill, they will have just four days to reach a deal. meanwhile, federal civilian workers, including those in california, are learning more about possible furloughs today. the pentagon just announced a news conference at 10:00 a.m. pacific to lay out how these automatic spending cuts will affect our spending. there are about 170 federal civilian workers in california. most of them would be furloughed for up to 22 days. that's equivalent to a 20% pay cut over a six-month period. now, those furloughs would not kick in until april, even if sequestration takes effect next friday. businesses that work for the federal government would also cut back. >> that waiting and failing to spend now is what could lead to unemployment now and
starting monday above the 14,000 mark. president obama says our economy is poised to expand. >> 2013 can be a solid year of solid growth, more jobs, and higher wages, but that will only happen if we put a stop to self-inflicted wounds in washington. >> in this morning's weekly address, the president called on congress to work together on a balanced approach to reduce the deficit and promote economic growth. he says businesses created 2.2 million jobs last year. mr. obama suggests economic reforms including reducing the cost of healthcare programs like medicare and closing loopholes in the tax code. >>> first time in five years that the dow closed above 14,000. the industrial average had dropped to as low as 6600 in 2009. analysts credit increased consumer confidence, manufacturing, and auto sales for the recent stock market surge. >> we're moving in the right direction and compared to a lot of other countries, i think we're in a good position. >> the economy has improved, so some people have a little bit more money. what do you do with that money? you could put it in the bank, but you ea
released a photo of president obama skeet shooting. the photo was taken in august at camp david. it was released in response to people who doubted whether the president had ever gone shooting. after he told the magazine that he enjoys the sport. trs the n.r.a. responded to the photo by saying it does not erase a lifetime of sporting gun bans. >>> new this morning, the president is getting ready for the big game. president obama tweeted out this picture, showing his super bowl spirit ball in hand looking like he is about to throw one. he posted the simple message saying game day. a devoted chicago bears fan, the president has not predicted which team will win today. >>> well, it was an emotional night for football players in new orleans. we'll give you a look at this year's n.f.l. hall of fame and tell you if any bay area athletes made the cut. >> fair weather in the forecast for your sunday. coming up, what you can expect for your neighborhood. >> and we want to see those niner photos. send them the photos at ktvu.com, or you can upload them to our facebook page. let's show you
were sometimes arm. >> there are no signs that president obama and congressional republicans are closed a budget deal just two days before $86 billion in cuts are said that federal programs. leaders of federal employee labor unions have been working furiously to bridge swayed agency managers to make at other cuts that will affect employee paychecks. agencies do insist on furloughs, unions say they can bargain over when they take place. more than half of the nation's 2.1 million government workers may be required to take furloughs agencies are forced to trim budgets. it is official, the senate has voted to confirm check payabschuck hagel as defense secretary. after bruising a bruising nomination process, he now takes over from outgoing secretary leon panetta. republicans harshly criticize them over his pass statements on sensitive political and national security matters. hey! did you know that honey nut cheerios has oats that can help lower cholesterol? and it tastes good? sure does! ♪ wow. [ buzz ] delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you loo
to the scene. >> new this morning, president obama is pressing congress to avert automatic budget cuts due to take effect in less than two weeks. the president will make an appeal during a white house event this morning. he will be joined by emergency responders, a group of workers the white house aide to be affected if state and local government was federal money as a result the cuts. >> the 85 billion in across- the-board cuts is known as the sequestered. the white house wants to offset the sequestered with the combination of targeting spending cut and taxes. >> matt cain will be the giants' opening day starter april 1st against the dodgers in los angeles. it will be ks first career opening day start, 10ttim linmecum started the previous four openings. last season came with the team's best starter going 16 and 5 with a 2.79 era. pitch in the franchise's first perfect game is starting the all-star game. can also talk about any of the giants three playoff clinching win. 2011 cy young winner clayton kershaw will be on the mound for the dodgers. the manager of the giants would not reveal the
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